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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

ESCORTS

AZOPARDO patrol escorts (1955-1958)

Azopardo 1960

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Azopardo P35 AFNE, Río Santiago 11/1950 11/12/1953 2/10/1957 stricken 2/1972
Piedra Buena P36 AFNE, Río Santiago   17/12/1954 16/12/1958 stricken 7/1972

Displacement standard, t

1220

Displacement full, t

1400

Length, m

85.0 pp 92.7 oa

Breadth, m

9.60

Draught, m

4.00 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 watertube boilers

Power, h. p.

5000

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

oil 340

Endurance, nm(kts)

2300(15)

Armament

1 x 1 - 105/41 Bofors M45, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10 ASWRL, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (100)

Sensors

Decca radar, sonar

Complement

170

Ship project history: Originally these units were to be King class patrol vessels, but they were redesigned to be a larger, follow-on type.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2015